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Ram and Ian is a wedding band based in West Hartford, Connecticut. This piano-guitar vocalist duo specializes in putting on unforgettable live performances. Talented and flexible, they'll work with you to create your dream wedding entertainment experience!

Having both studied classical voice, their combined vocal presence meshed with their contemporary instrumental expertise creates a wonderful blend of smooth and engaging. Some of their favorite artists include Simon and Garfunkel, the Everly Brothers, and The Band.

Ram and Ian specialize in folk and light rock but can play various musical genres, including pop, soul, reggae, and more. Energetic and endlessly talented, their performances are sure to enhance any event!

Services Offered

Ram and Ian offer packages that cover your ceremony, cocktail hour, both, or some combination of any events you have planned! Each experience is customized to suit the couples' needs, and Ram and Ian will do everything in their power to make it seemless and enjoyable.

Pricing varies depending on services required. For example, typical pricing for a ceremony-only event is $500. Ram and Ian utilize a contract with a full, thought-out breakdown of pricing and ceremony details for couples to look through at their own pace.

DON'T WAIT! They encourage interested couples to get in touch to discuss their options as soon as possible--the best musicians book up fast!

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Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Learn New Songs
Sample Music
Sound/PA System

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What instruments does your group play?


What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
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Ram and Ian are a MUST

I really wanted to hire live musicians for my ceremony and I鈥檓 so happy that I chose Ram and Ian! They made the whole process so easy, no ask was too big, and my guests couldn鈥檛 stop talking about how amazing they were! They responded fast and we鈥檙e a highlight of my day! Both are talented musicians and I am so happy to have shared their love of music during our special day.
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Ram Tysoe
Ram Tysoe

Ram is an active composer, pianist, teacher, and gigging musician in the Hartford area. He performs in multiple professional choirs, including performing with the Handel and Haydn society in Boston this past New Year's Eve. He also enjoys performing at restaurants, bars, and weddings as a folk/church pianist.

Ram has three crazy cats (Buddy, Cooky, and Cheetah) and loves soccer. He is also super gratefulf for his amazing flute player girlfriend, Emma, who always supports everything he does!

Ian Shaw
Ian Shaw

Ian is an active guitarist, opera vocalist, and gigging musician in the Hartford area. He has performed in several large opera works and is the president of his university's fraternity. He loves to gig at restaurants, bars, and weddings often as a blues and folk artist.

Ian lives just about ten minutes away from Ram, despite them never having met until freshman year of college!


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